Student organizations are a vital and important aspect of student life and growth as a computer scientist. By joining a student organization, you will build social and professional networks and deepen your leadership, technical, and communication skills. Students organizations provide an opportunity to engage in fun activities and provide service to the department; your involvement and contributions to an organization should be highlighted on your resume.
The list of CS student organizations is provided below (click on the links to get info on how to join).
ACM Student Chapter at UTEP is a community of 160+ students interested in programming, problem-solving and engineering. We are passionate organizing hackathons, datathons, CTF's and building and environment for everyone to succeed. We collaborate with many student organizations to help them grow and involve students into their events. If you are a CS student, or you are interested in learning more about software, we're here for you.
The purpose of ACM-W WICS is to support, promote, and empower Women in Computer Science. This is done through outreach projects where we educate young women and girls throughout our border city of El Paso Texas, about Computer Science and technology development, as well as through in-school programs, where we create a network of support for all women in Computer Science, Undergraduate, and Graduate, as well as where we educate all students about the importance of equal representation in the Computer Science field.
The CIC aims to provide students with practical experience on coding questions that they can expect in a technical interview. The club aims to improve students’ problem solving skills through practice problems, mock interviews, technical workshops, and extracurricular presentations. The club also serves as a community where students can support each other and feel empowered to successfully interview and further benefit students' professional development.
Girls Who Code College Loops is a college community for women and non-binary students interested in tech and computer science that support one another in completing their degrees. What makes Girls Who Code special is that we believe that in order to change the world you need more than just your coding skills. College Loops members gain access to exclusive and/or early career readiness opportunities, such as meeting with industry professionals & corporate partners or participating in Girls Who Code workforce programs.
The Google Developer Student Club at UTEP (GDSC) is intended to provide dynamic training aimed at enhancing coding skills, problem-solving algorithms, and professional development skills to empower students and their communities. GDSC will host information sessions, hands-on workshops, and student-community collaborative projects centered around the latest in technology, all with the support of Google and Google Developers.
UPE is an International Honor Society for the Computing Sciences. Founded in 1967, UPE is an honorary society whose membership consists of outstanding undergraduate and graduate students of the Computing Sciences.